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57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials, 1947-2001.

Photographs of artwork, judging activities, and general views of the annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago (Ill.). Also includes posters, generally by Hyde Park community artists, advertising the fair in various years; collection contains most post posters from the Fair's inception in 1948 throu...


Chicago Society of Decorative Art records

Minutes of meetings and summaries of subjects discussed (1 v., 1878 May 7-1884 Nov. 11), certificate of articles of incorporation, first paper read before the Society, speech by Society president, and other papers of the organization, which sought to combine education in decorative arts with empl...

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Edgar Miller papers, circa 1868-1989, bulk 1924-1989

Sketchbooks, reference material, press clippings, correspondence, exhibit programs, and other papers of Edgar Miller, a Chicago artist, architect, and interior designer. A majority of the sketchbooks contain pencil or black ink drawings, many of which are abstract forms or faces. Reference materi...

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German decorative pattern books, [ca. 1890-1910?]

Four pattern books from Germany which were used for the decoration of Pullman Palace cars.

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Gordon Coster visual materials

Photographs, primarily by commercial photographer Gordon Coster of Chicago (Ill.). Includes advertising work for Marshall Field & Company, documentary photography for magazines such as Time, Life, Fortune, Holiday, Ladies Home Journal, Scientific American, and a number of corporate publications. ...


Kalo Shop collection of visual materials, 1920-1970

Designs, patterns, and sketches illustrating items from the Kalo Shop, designers and makers of hand-wrought silverware and jewelry and other art metalwork in Chicago (Ill.). Collection includes drawings, sketches, and metal and cardboard cut-outs of designs for bowls, vases, and househol...

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Nathan Lerner collection of visual materials, [ca. 1933-1997]

Visual materials by or about Nathan Lerner relating to his career as a photographer, artist, educator, and inventor and to his personal life. He was associated with the New Bauhaus, the School of Design, and later the Institute of Design in Chicago (Ill.) for many years. Collection contains prima...

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Needlework and Textile Guild of Chicago records

Patterns, minutes, by-laws, exhibit materials, correspondence, and news clippings from the Needlework and Textile Guild of Chicago. The Guild was formed in 1926 by a group of Chicago women and was affiliated with the Decorative Arts Department of the Art Institute of Chicago. The majority of the ...

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Public Art Workshop records, 1968-1995, bulk 1970-1982

Correspondence, research files, financial records, grant proposals, newsletters, press releases, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, and other records of the Public Art Workshop (PAW), a non-profit community art center and mural workshop founded by muralist Mark Rogovin in Chicago (Ill.). Much of the...

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Victorian Society in America, Chicago Chapter records

Programs, newsletters, meeting minutes, membership questionnaires and lists, memos, and correspondence of the Chicago Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, which aims to preserve and understand the cultural and artistic aspects of the 19th century. Also included are reference files on arch...

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